Grosser Trefree

Grosser Trefree

Photo by William J. Hebert
Photo by William J. Hebert

Dietrich Klinge is a German artist, born in 1954, who received training in drawing, printmaking, and sculpture. Much of Klinge’s imagery references woodland spirits from tales of German folklore and legends. This sculpture was originally carved in wood and then cast is bronze to preserve the characteristics of the wood. The bold form and textured surface reflect early 20th century expressionism and non-western traditions, especially African.

Dietrich Klinge. Grosser Trefree, 2000. Bronze, 56.69 x 38 x 42 inches. Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park, Grand Rapids, Michigan. Gift of Fred and Lena Meijer. © Dietrich Klinge.